The importance of great people
"The most important thing is the founding team," said Hansi Hansmann, prominent Austrian business angel, in an interview with Der Standard. He was talking about his top criteria for investing. "Is there someone clearly leading who can withstand the enormous pressure? Because it's a 24-hour job, seven days a week."
Here at ViennaUP, we know there is no substitute for face-to-face time, whether with great founders and driven teams or with like-minded business angels, VCs, corporates, and even private equity investors. That's why we have put together the program track just for investors: #InvestBrilliantly.
The program of ViennaUP'23 is a colorful collage of foresight concepts, technologies, and, most importantly, events - a chance to talk to people behind the pitches and investments. Should it be to choose amongst ideas from 70 competing countries, listen to a championship of pitches, support female leadership, or discuss your impressions with other investors, right is at your feet!
A sneak peek into the buzzing beehive:
- Looking for interaction with fearless founders in the early stage?
Then The Startup World Cup, the Startup Live ViennaUP'23, and Let them Pitch are the stops for you. These competitions turn local heroes into international superstars!
- Missing female voices in the investor's ecosystem?
At the Investors Lunch, by Female Founders & aaia, extraordinary women from tech and innovation will get together to diversify the industry!
- Planning to spread your wings in the Far East or tie the bond with locals?
The "Global Incubator Network Austria" is giving the "Investors & Speakers Dinner" - a highly exclusive informal gathering for angel investors, VCs and CVCs, and ViennaUP'23 speakers and organizers. Together with events such as the 0100 Conference DACH, and Investors Breakfast, it is a great opportunity to mingle among like-minded individuals.
- The authentic experience, surprising epiphanies, and first-hand challenges are stories told by founders and innovators at the Founder & Investor Talk #86 with Theresa Imre, the #MOI2023 Insurance Innovation Day, GINspiration - Connecting International Startups with the Austrian Innovation Ecosystem, and Connect Day 2023.
- Breaking frontiers?
1MillionStartups Global Conference has the SDGs in mind, and its venue is the Metaverse! But if you are courageous enough to challenge the fundamentals of our society firsthand, then do it with style and in a castle! Impact Hub and Mercer are hosting the Impact Days at Vienna's Hofburg Palace!
This year's ViennaUP will satisfy your thirst for valuable personal connection, exchange of know-how, groundbreaking ideas, and lucrative investment opportunities!